Tropicalia: A Psychedelic Buena Vista Social Club at 14th and U

Photo: Luis Gomez for Borderstan Being unfamiliar with early ’60s Brazilian artistic movements, I originally thought Tropicalia was an unironic name for a new concept bar opening at 14th and U NW. Plastic palm trees, bright colors and little umbrellas in my … Continue reading

A Four-Step Guide To Shopping at The Farmers Market

Pardon us! We’ve interrupted your usual weekly farmers market roundup to discuss a very important issue: shopping at the farmers market… effectively. As someone who rarely shops with a grocery list (if I’m lucky, I’ll think about what I want … Continue reading

The Week In Food

Well, it’s a little gloomy out there folks, now isn’t it? Know what hits the spot? Grilled cheese. Bowl of tomato soup to accompany preferred, but not required. Washingtonian has a round up of the best grilled cheese the DMV has to offer.

It looks like the food truck regulations have moved to the next step in the process – the public commenting period wrapped this week. Meanwhile, PORC, the Purveyors of Rolling Cuisine truck, announced that they’re going all brick and mortar on us. So much for that myth that food trucks hurt the restaurant industry. And then there’s the new food trucks popping up…err…rolling around? A new gourmet popcorn truck will satisfy our flavored popcorn wants, and a frozen custard truck opening mid-March brings a little scoop of Americana our way.

Food folk around DC are practically chomping at the bit for Bar Pilar to start serving food again. Huffington Post got a preview of how the new space is looking and Washingtonian gives us a run down of five new things to expect of the expansion and changes.

Get the rest of the scoop over at City Eats DC’s The Plate! 

The Week In Food

It’s been a sad week for the Toki Underground family. Earlier this week it was announced that Montserrat House would host a Vietnamese pop-up called “Pho U,” which featured Toki Underground chef Thang Le.When the event was suddenly cancelled, announced via Twitter, we learned that there’d been a sudden and tragically loss in the family. While we still do not know how or why we lost Chef Le, there’s been an outpouring of support from the food community. While Toki Underground has reopened, “Pho U” has been postponed for the foreseeable future. City Eats sends our love and condolences to Le’s family, friends and colleagues.

If ever there was a time for comfort food, it appears that time is now. The Washington Post has a run down ofcomfort dishes reinterpreted by DC chefs. Head cheese sliders anyone?

Oh, Mike Isabella. How you love to tease us so! The Top Chef-er is playing coy again — this time in response to rumors that he’ll be opening a Greek joint on 14th Street.

Read the rest of the week in food news at City Eats DC’s blog, The Plate!